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Posted on 05/22/2022
Landslide Damage on Your Property: What to Look For
Landslides can occur almost anywhere, but it can be difficult to know exactly where they have happened in the past. By recognizing the signs of landslide activity on yours or a neighbor's property, you can learn more about the risks and avoid potential issues. Here are some of the ways you can recognize whether your property has been...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
The best indoor flowering plants for your home
If you're interested in adding some color to your home, consider indoor flowering plants. There are a wide variety of flowering plants to choose from, all of which can adapt comfortably to life inside your home. Unlike cut flowers that fade within days, you can keep your flowering houseplants blooming again and again. Here are some suggestions for...
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Posted on 05/10/2022
Amherst, MA Real Estate Market Update 5/10/2022
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Secrets to designing a small living space
Designing a small living space can feel like a challenge. However, it's possible to add style, comfort and functionality to any space regardless of the square footage. If you're interested in ways to maximize the potential of your small spaces, here are some decorating tips to help: High & low One key strategy to designing a small living...
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Posted on 05/07/2022
7 High Meadow, Hadley, MA 01035 is now new to the market!
This single level living contemporary ranch will surely impress! The meticulously maintained home with established gardens on 1.57 acre located on a cul de sac is only minutes to UMass, shopping and easy access to major routes. The tiled front entry welcomes you to the bright and sunny open floor plan living room, dining area and updated kitchen with quartz counters and premium appliances. The main bedroom with separate office and full bath combine for a comfortable retreat. The two remaining bedrooms and full bath occupy the opposite side of the home. Hardwood floors throughout. The laundry and pantry are convientently located off the...
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Posted on 05/05/2022
426 Kennedy Rd., Northampton, MA 01053 is now new to the market!
Enjoy stunning views of the Pioneer Valley from this Post Beam Contemporary home! This custom built home with four bedrooms and three full baths, open concept kitchen with dining room & slider exiting to the expansive deck. First floor offers spacious living room with cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace and wood stove and slider to the side yard, full bath & additional space for a media room, guest suite or family room & adjacent bedroom, you decide. The second floor loft area overlooks the living room next to the primary bedroom suite with full bath with tiled shower, walk-in closet and slider to private balcony. The two...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Privacy: Plant These Shrubs to Increase Your Home's Privacy
Property owners and abutters often want to escape into the backyard to take a break. When landscapes are wide open, even the courtesy of saying hello and briefly chatting with neighbors reduces the peaceful enjoyment of the property. Homeowners who do not want to invest thousands of dollars to stare at blank wooden fences can plant shrub rows...
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Posted on 04/30/2022
Another Property Sold - 170 E Hadley Rd 107, Amherst, MA 01002
Do not miss this one! The two bedroom,1.5 bath townhouse is a remodeled, end unit nestled into the back of the complex bordered by woods and the Brook. From the deck which faces west, you will enjoy the afternoon sun in a very private setting. How delightful to have your renovation done for you! The kitchen touts newly painted cabinetry, granite counters & stainless-steel appliances; both the half bath and the full bath on the 2nd floor sport new vanities, shower, toilets, lighting and flooring; new laminate flooring is on both levels along with replacement windows with window treatments. The laundry is in the unfinished basement,...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Northampton, MA Real Estate Market Update 4/24/2022
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Advantages of Offering a Large Down Payment
When buying a home, the down payment will make up the bulk of your upfront expenses. While most mortgage lenders offer you flexibility in the amount of your down payment, it's difficult to decide how much money to spend right away. While a higher upfront cost, a higher-than-minimum down payment has some significant advantages. Here are the main...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
3 No-Impact Games to Entertain Your Guests Outdoors
Have you ever gotten together with friends or family only to realize you don’t know what activities to engage in? Maybe you have a great outdoor space that’s primed and ready, but you just don’t know how to incorporate playful activities into it. Fret not. Here are 3 easygoing and low-to-no-contact games for you and your guests. Kickball...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
3 Inspiring Flower Garden Designs to Try
Designing a beautiful flower garden takes both planning and creativity. Choosing the right combination and arrangement of flowering plants might seem like a lot of work, but it will offer huge returns both in personal enjoyment and home value. With so many design possibilities, it’s hard to know where to begin unless you have a plan in mind....
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